Sunday Sentence

Every weekend I participate in David Abrams’s “#SundaySentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

“And I can’t escape tears when the outgoing president hymns ‘the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow-citizens, the benign influence of good laws under a free government.'”

Source: A.O. Scott, “A Land Bursting with Hope” (The New York Times)

I’m going to (somewhat) break the rules here; if you don’t have access to the Disney+ version of “Hamilton,” you can catch the scene that inspired the writing above in another format/setting, below:

Christopher Jackson (as George Washington) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (as Alexander Hamilton) perform “One Last Time” at The White House toward the end of the Obama administration.